The Robinson Jeffers Association (RJA) and Tor House Foundation (THF) have begun hosting webinars that explore the nature and impact of the work of Robinson Jeffers. The first, held July 29, focused on Jeffers’ mid-1930s poem “The Purse-Seine” and featured James Karman, Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts, and Susan Shillinglaw as panelists. The second, held October 25, featured the work of two contemporary composers, Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli and Jessica Hunt, presenting and discussing their settings of Jeffers’ work with Melinda Coffey Armstead hosting and leading the conversation.
The RJA and THF expect to present webinars on a quarterly basis, with the next webinar (already being planned) projected for late January.
If you happened to miss either of the webinars or would like to view them again, here are the recordings of the two programs. And if you’d like to explore more of the music of Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli and Jessica Hunt, scroll down to the bottom of the post for links.
Robinson Jeffers’ “The Purse-Seine”: A Panel Discussion:
Setting Robinson Jeffers to Music:
- Links for Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli:
- Links for Jessica Hunt: